Updated November 2020
There is nothing more quintessentially winter than ice skating. It doesn’t matter how hot it is outside, you can wear your gloves, your scarf, and your toque, and pretend that you’re racing in the Olympics. Or if you prefer, hold hands with someone special, and skate around together. Since we don’t live in Alaska, the many lakes here aren’t going to freeze over any time soon, but here are some options for ice skating Orlando this winter.
Year -Round Ice Skating in Orlando
The Ice Factory of Central Florida
The Ice Factory of Central Florida is a year-round skating facility is home to two rinks – a hockey-sized main rink and a smaller “studio rink” that allows for more public skating time. In addition, the Ice Factory has figure skating and ice hockey lessons and classes. Skating sessions are two-three hours long and admission is either $8 or $12, depending on when you go. Skate rental is $2 for standard skates or $5 for padded skates.
Location: 2221 Partin Settlement Road, Kissimmee
Phone: (407) 933-4259
RDV Ice Den
RDV Ice Den is a year-round skating rink has music to dance to while you glide along on the ice. There are several public skates each day, along with hockey and figure skating lessons (and open stick-and-puck time if you want to get some shooting practice in). Price to skate varies based upon when you go, but starts at $7.28 plus tax. Skate rental is $3.75 plus tax.
Location: 8701 Maitland Summit Blvd, Orlando
If your child loves to ice skate, then getting them their own ice skates might make sense. These are great starter skates that come with trainers (like bicycle training wheels) for kids.
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Holiday Season Only Ice Skating in Orlando
Celebration’s Winter Wonderland (No Ice Skating in 2020)
Celebration’s Winter Wonderland is a month-long celebration of winter, running from November 28 until December 31 each evening from 6 to 9pm in Celebration, Florida. It features snowfall every evening, as well as carolers, carriage rides, visits from Santa (Santa is virtual in 2020), a holiday train, as well as ice skating (synthetic ice rink).
Location: 701 Front Street, Celebration
Light Up UCF (closed for 2020)
One of the many attractions at Light Up UCF, come skate on Orlando’s largest outdoor rink while listening to music. Bonus points if you can do a spin on the ice. Ice skating is $12 per session for the general public, but cheaper for UCF students. In addition, there is a $75 unlimited skating pass available.
Location: 12777 Gemini Blvd N, Orlando
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Oh What Fun! A Holiday Festival
Lake Nona is holding its second annual holiday festival for the whole family from December 5 – 27. Lake Nona Town Center will transform into a winter wonderland with an outdoor rink (synthetic ice rink) surrounded by Christmas trees and twinkly lights. The festival will also feature live entertainment, holiday movies, a mailbox for letters to Santa and more.
This year SeaWorld will be offering ice skating at the Bayside Stadium alongside the water of SeaWorld’s central lagoon. Please note that capacity will be limited to encourage physical distancing. Crew length socks and gloves are required. Additional charge required which includes rental of ice skates, socks and gloves can also be purchased. (Park admission is required and additional)
Do you plan on ice skating Orlando this holiday season?
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